Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats

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  • Location: John O'Groats, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2746MAXIDAY
Explore the Orkney Islands on this day trip from John O'Groats. Take the ferry and island hop across the Churchill Barriers to visit Kirkwall, home to the magnificent Viking cathedral of St Magnus. Step back 3,000 years as you enter the village of Skara Brae and on your way home drop by the Italian Chapel.
Leaving John O'Groats, this day trip to the Orkney Islands departs every summer morning. Cross the Pentland Firth to the Islands by ferry in just 40 minutes. The Firth is rich in marine wild life and the many isolated islands provide secure breeding places for thousands of sea birds. Look out for seals and whales along the way.

Island hop across the Churchill Barriers which thread together five islands to form the Eastern boundary of Scapa Flow. Visit the capital town, Kirkwall, home to the magnificent Viking cathedral of St Magnus, and the lovely little village of Storminess, last port of call for sailing ships on their way to the Americas. Then step back 3,000 years as you enter the Neolithic village of Skara Brae. This Village was hidden under sand dunes, perfectly preserved, until uncovered 150 years ago during a winter storm.

On your way back to the ferry in the evening there will be a stop at the Italian Chapel. Beautifully constructed inside two "nissen" huts using only basic raw materials, the beauty of the Chapel must be seen to be appreciated.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
John O'Groats Harbor
Departure Time:
8:50am
Return Details:
Tour returns to original point of departure at approximately 7:45pm (from September 02, arrives at 6:15pm)

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Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats

Italian Chapel, Scotland

Inclusions:
  • Ferry crossing
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by coach
Exclusions:
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees to Skara Brae
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jean T, October 2014

Our guide shared his vast amount of knowledge with humour and thoroughness. It would have been impossible to even approximate the same depth of Orkney experience by driving around on our own. A highlight of our trip.

Reviewed by: Camille V, October 2014

This was a great tour.

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Tour code: 2746MAXIDAY